Fun Christmas Wreath Ideas

From traditional to handcrafted, Christmas wreaths are a holiday decorating staple. Here's how to pick the perfect style and create a festive Christmas wreath that's perfectly in step with the rest of your home's accents.

Make a Nature-Inspired Christmas Wreath

A casual combination of seasonal colors is the perfect creation for a natural Christmas wreath. Tuck evergreen boughs into a piece of circular florist's foam, then add a few faux or fresh berry sprigs and some holly leaves. Choose an appropriate holiday message and sketch it on a piece of burlap. Pull out the side strings to fray the bulap ribbon, and attach it to the wreath.

Bonus Natural Christmas Wreath Idea: Tuck a few sticks or a faux bird's nest into an evergreen wreath for a nature-inspired look.

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Make a Crafty Christmas Wreath

Whether you're a novice or an expert, fun crafts projects are a great addition to artful, one-of-a-kind holiday decorating, including Christmas wreaths. This one uses inexpensive yarn and felt in a quick project. Simply wrap the yarn around a wreath form. Cut strips of felt and roll them into circles; secure with a dab of hot glue; add center accents to each. Cut leaf shapes from felt and tuck underneath the rolled flowers. Tuck in a sprig of faux berries to finish the wreath.

Bonus Handmade Christmas Wreath Idea: Instead of yarn, wrap a wreath form in contrasting colors of felt.

Make a Country-Influenced Christmas Wreath

If your decorating style follows the less is more approach, keep this wreath in mind. Just a few keepsakes add low-key color and contrast to this pretty evergreen wreath. Rethink the placement of a wreath when you're decorating: no longer reserved for just the front door, wreaths can be placed above the fireplace, in windows, and on interior doors.

Bonus Country-Style Christmas Wreath Idea: Add a single heirloom ornament to a collection of miniature wreaths and hang them in your windows.

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Make a Retro Christmas Wreath

If you don't feel bound by tradition, then unusual colors may be the perfect choice for your holiday decorating, including Christmas wreaths. Turned up a notch, more neon-inspired red and green hues lend a retro-modern vibe to this Christmas wreath. Use unexpected materials, such as yarn pom-poms and foil ornaments as accents.

Bonus Vintage Christmas Wreath Idea: Cluster costume jewelry on a wreath form for a pretty, personality-driven Christmas wreath.

Make a Foliage-Accented Christmas Wreath

There are a number of ways to add texture, subtle color, and visual interest to an ordinary Christmas wreath, including using additional foliage. Here, several varieties of succulents have been carefully wired to the wreath; the plants should retain their fresh look for a week or two. A wide blue ribbon, used as a hanger, picks up on the blue-green undertones of the plants.

Bonus Floral-Accented Christmas Wreath Idea: Add bright pops of color by wiring faux or fresh blossoms in contrasting color, such as red poinsettias, to your evergreen wreath.

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Add a whimsical element to your christmas decorating by creating this toile wreath that the kids can help with.


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